#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on the real-life scandal that shocked Victorian-era England, this movie tells the story of Euphemia “Effie” Gray (Dakota Fanning). At nineteen, she married the prominent art historian and critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise), but Ruskin refused to consummate their marriage. Lonely and frustrated, Effie is drawn to pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge), and finds a friend and champion in Lady Elizabeth Eastlake (Dame Emma Thompson). After five years trapped in a loveless marriage, Effie will defy the rules of Victorian society.
Plot: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
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Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) is the eager teenage bride to prominent art academic John Ruskin (Greg Wise). On the other hand, he is cold to her affections. His unreasonably overprotective mother (Julie Walters) tells her to leave him alone to his work. He champions pre-Raphaelite paintings and John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge) in particular. Sir Charles Eastlake is the president of the academy and his progressive wife (Emma Thompson) befriends Effie. Effie grows lonely in the stifling home and more attracted to Millais setting off a scandal in Victorian England.
The first half is dull like John Ruskin. There are snippets of goodness from Walters and Thompson. Fanning is captured by the costume drama. Sturridge starts to make himself known at the midpoint. The slow pacing really kills this. Society has imprisoned Effie and the narrative has imprisoned this movie. One way to empower Effie would be to make her more compelling and more capable in the artistic world. Is John Ruskin supposed to be closeted and can they make that part of the story? This movie needs something to energize it and spice it up.
Emma Thompson’s virtue-signal shout-out to women’s rights and the Pre-Raphaelites in the 19th century. Effie Gray married art critic John Ruskin when she was 19; the marriage was annulled due to non-consummation. So should this film have been.
The main impression you get is that you’ve wandered into an old building full of actors in period costume mugging and hamming in order to convince you it’s the 1870’s. Except none of them is the least bit believable. Oh look! It’s Edward Fox! Must be fake.
The costumes, sets and staging may be as accurate as they can be, what a shame that the representation of real people falls so short. This is just actors doing their tired tropes. The screenplay is a series of sons-et-lumieres; there is no drama, no inner life, no mystery. And Julie Walters should stick to TV ads.
No doubt Emma T and her B-list pals had a whale of a time. The audience don’t.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Richard Laxton
Writer Emma Thompson
Actors Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge
Country United Kingdom
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format N/A